Hollywood Tantrum Escalates
Hollywood and corporate media continue to rage at their loss of control over America as the Trump inauguration approaches. Drawn out infantile diatribes daily escalate in volume and hypocritical intensity, from Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe hypocrisy to Rosie O’Donnell’s recent statements supporting martial law.
Despite establishment success in Clinton’s defeat of Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary race, corporate media and Hollywood continue to deride any voting population disobedient to their will. Meanwhile the party line narrative becomes increasingly out of touch with reality. CNN even went as far as to incorrectly admonish viewers that reading wikileaks Podesta emails was “illegal”.
Among recent narcissistic Hollywood attempts to portray itself as victimized is the performance by Emily Stone, Michelle Williams, Andrew Garfield and Natalie Portman of a mock version of “I will survive.” The video portrays Hollywood actors as the victims of Trump’s success, never mind the democratic process. Meanwhile New York Magazine published a story in late November 2016, titled: “Natalie Portman is Jackie Kennedy, in a Dark Time for the Nation.” Comparisons between Presidential assassination and Clinton’s loss may be slightly overkill, in this writer’s opinion.
Hollywood repeatedly backs the Clinton dynasty with unified vitriol for any candidate who opposes their dear leader. This applies to left-wing competitors such as Bernie Sanders, or Trump in the general election. When Sanders raised an unprecedented $44 million from small donors during his primary run, followed by Donald Trump’s win, both sides of the political spectrum rejected an establishment candidate and narratives. Elites are simultaneously panicking in the face of such unexpected disobedience while sneering at all who oppose them.
The New York Times showed a particularly unfortunate disconnect with reality when they published predictions of Hillary’s chances at winning the Presidency to be 90% on October 18. Their unfortunate title read: “Is This Election Over?” Meanwhile Hollywood figures blatantly prostituted themselves for the Clinton campaign. Miley Cyrus went on a personal door knocking photo op, while Madonna took the joke literally and made a tongue in cheek offer to give oral sex to Hillary voters. The night before the election Lady Gaga spoke at a Clinton rally dressed in a Nazi-esque Michael Jackson jacket. Hollywood and the media establishment seemed utterly disconnected from electoral reality in the days before the election.
Madonna went so far as to release a picture of unidentified pubic hair on twitter in protest of the inauguration. I don’t think anyone has let Madonna know that media prostitution for the Clinton machine was not intended literally.
In the wake of Clinton’s loss, derision of the American voter has become unintentionally ironic as in the case of Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes tirade. She attempted to shame Trump, accusing him of “promoting violence.” Her scolding included a description of the alleged victim as: “Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.”
However Streep had no such moral squeamishness in ‘03 when she led a standing ovation for child rapist Roman Polanski. Despite Polanski having fled the country to avoid prosecution for raping a minor, Streep enthusiastically and publicly applauded the abuser. Where was her concern for those in powerless and victimized positions at that point? Such straight-faced hypocrisy undercuts assertion of moral authority over Trump or his supporters. The power dynamic between with Polanski and the minor he raped would be more fittingly described in Streep’s statement: “Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.” Even the ridiculously biased Snopes had to admit that this event occurred.
Streep’s hypocrisy is overt when viewed in the context of recent media reaction to the torture of a disabled man, which was dismissed and belittled by Hollywood and news due to the victim’s political leanings. When Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington, and Tanishia Covington, were charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and residential burglary, Don Lemon said he “didn’t think it was evil” that a disabled individual was treated this way. Hollywood and the legacy media news outlets apparently find rape of children and abuse of the disabled morally unproblematic, depending on the adherence to groupthink of parties involved. Expectations of the public to obediently accept this brand of blatant hypocrisy being sold to them is downright laughable.
Hollywood hysteria reached a near boiling point when Rosie O’Donnell recently stated that she supported imposing “martial law” and a delay of the inauguration. These apparently ridiculous remarks show further an escalation in Hollywood’s desperate, narcissistic attempts to regain literal political control over the American people. Going so far as to advocate authoritarianism and the literal overthrow of American democracy shows only the latest chapter in Hollywood’s attempts to force their will on the public and prevent Trump’s inauguration.